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$540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase

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Posted: March 29, 2012, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

Update: Back from Georgia safe and sound with the winning ticket. Once I crossed the state line I spotted the Mega Millions billboard I got so excited.  I went to several stores and there were no lines anywhere. I bought a mix of my own picks and quick picks with advance play for Friday and Tuesday in case it rolls again. I can see the headline already Florida resident hijacks the jackpot or something more catchy like Florida Resident made off with money like Bernie. LOL. Good luck everyone.

glad you made it safe Win......Thumbs Up

I Love Pink & Green 1908

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    sorry massa's my english isnt to swell is this hows yall want me ta talk.


    gtfoh

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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

      im confused , are we interpeting english, or are we talking bout lottery?

      Were just talking... didn't realize we had a forum Nazi!!!

      I wish I may, I wish I might...
                 Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

        If I was the only winner of it I think I would wear a hood and sunglasses when I went to claim it, change my last name to something like smith, and find somebody with that same exact name and offer to buy their house for 3X whats it's worth, so it would be really hard for people to find me.


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          My mom and my brother live in southern Florida, so in ordered for them to play i got their numbers and will play them here in Arizona...this avoids them having to

          drive to Georgia. Anyway, good luck...Im sure Floridian's will be crossing the border to Georgia tommorrow to buy up last minute tickets...


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            If I was the only winner of it I think I would wear a hood and sunglasses when I went to claim it, change my last name to something like smith, and find somebody with that same exact name and offer to buy their house for 3X whats it's worth, so it would be really hard for people to find me.

            My surname isn't Smith but I have a house that I would gladly sell at three times its current market value - lol!

            "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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              Were just talking... didn't realize we had a forum Nazi!!!

              #nobody cares

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                Because, sirbrad, different lottery companies run each game. Consequently, PB chose to increase annuity payment by 4% each 29 annual payments, yet MM chose to pay out each of their 26 annual annuity payments at the same amount each time.  Note that both ways would require the winning receiver to pay the top Federal Income Tax Bracket each payment though.

                Wink

                OK so the MM payments are the same each year? That is better. PB likes to not give you the big money until 25-30 years, and hopes you are not around then. With this much money I really don't care what the taxes are as after the taxes I will still have more money than I ever will spend.

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                  sorry massa's my english isnt to swell is this hows yall want me ta talk.


                  gtfoh

                  Just as I suspected. 

                  Obvious troll is obvious. 


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                    If I was the only winner of it I think I would wear a hood and sunglasses when I went to claim it, change my last name to something like smith, and find somebody with that same exact name and offer to buy their house for 3X whats it's worth, so it would be really hard for people to find me.

                    Careful, Table. By paying  3x the market value you are automatically putting yourself under suspicion. Why would anyone rational person do this?

                    Maybe because they won the lottery?  Yes Nod

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                      2011 Cadillac CTS Luxury - $32,495  Hyper

                      I just like it! Nothing imported or super expensive but I'd buy one!

                      My cousin , he brought him one of these cars ............

                      Then his wife brought her a SUV............

                      My dream is Lexus SUV ( blue ) ..........today I seen an MKZ SUV and I think , I like it

                      when it comes down to it , by the time I buy an SUV , I'll change my mind ..............

                      The way gasoline prices are it will end up with a car ...lol ....

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Soon as I win I will be setting up my PM inbox with an auto reply of No Pity!for all messages.

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                          Golden Corral?Crazy

                          No. We don't like them anymore. We went last year and the food was not as good as last time we went. It sucked.


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                            Careful, Table. By paying  3x the market value you are automatically putting yourself under suspicion. Why would anyone rational person do this?

                            Maybe because they won the lottery?  Yes Nod

                            Back off! Sound advice is not what I need you dishing out right now. I have a house to sell!

                            "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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                              Just as I suspected. 

                              Obvious troll is obvious. 

                              ok i quit, you guys get the point, chill we are all shooting to win dont shoot someone down because the way they type over the internet. all this typing and forum stuff is not real. ever thought about people being on there cell phones and harder to type #shrttextn

                                 
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